Telecom EIIR (Engineering R&D Industry 4.0) Trends Q4 2019

How are telecom enterprises leveraging EIIR providers? (Deals/Contracts/ Partnerships)

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    TCS is selected by a leading semiconductor and computer components manufacturing company, for validating their IoT platform development kits to increase their market competitiveness, reference solutions implementation and support base for customers. This will help to increase wide-spread use of their IoT based Edge products, increase customer experience and position them as the market leader.

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    HCL has been selected by a leading US based Hi-Tech company to work on a complex, high performance chip design in an advanced technology node. As part of this engagement, HCL will work closely with the customer on the complete silicon development lifecycle, from architecture to GDS2 (end-to-end silicon design). In addition to the technical complexities associated with the advanced process node, HCL will also help the customer address the challenges that come with accelerated development, while maintaining timelines and quality of deliverables to ensure first pass success.

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    A US-based leading media and entertainment conglomerate has chosen HCL as its partner to re-platform its legacy system to a modern micro-services driven architecture built on the cloud. HCL was chosen because its scalable architecture will provide them flexibility to deploy new features quickly and easily.

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    LTTS is awarded a 2 year program to set up a center of excellence in the embedded systems space. The program is extendable by an additional two years after completion of the first phase. In the CoE, LTTS will provide VLSI design services to support the next-generation product development requirements of a semiconductor customer.

How are telecom enterprises organizing their EIIR activities? (GICs/ R&D Best Practices/Solutions)

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    Sony announced setting up of a R&D center in India to tap into the country’s sizeable pool of talent, with plans for multiple sites.

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    Google launches OpenTitan, an open-source secure chip design project.

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    Xilinx expands its R&D center in Hyderabad. Its largest after US.

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    Samsung has teamed up with SK Telecoms to develop what they claim will be the world’s first 5G 8K TV.

How are telecom EIIR providers building their solutions and capabilities?

Telecom industry news

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    Flex may invest $500 million and shift its manufacturing to India from China

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    Alphabet buys Fitbit

Telecom resources: consultant/ analyst updates

Pareekh Jain

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